Notogomphus praetorius

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Notogomphus praetorius
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Gomphidae
Genus: Notogomphus
Species: N. praetorius
Binomial name
Notogomphus praetorius
(Selys, 1878)

Notogomphus praetorius is a species of dragonfly in the family Gomphidae; common names include yellowjack, southern yellowjack and yellowjack longlegs.[1]


Southern Africa: Widespread in eastern South Africa, eastern Zimbabwe, Zambia, and the southern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also recorded in Namibia, Angola, Malawi and Mozambique.[1][2]


Found in and near streams and rivers, both in forests and grasslands; mostly in highlands.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (2010). "Notogomphus praetorius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Dijkstra, K.-D.B.; Clausnitzer, V. (2014). The dragonflies and damselflies of eastern Africa. Tervuren: Royal Museum for Central Africa. ISBN 978-94-916-1506-1. 
  3. ^ Tarboton, Warwick; Tarboton, Michèle (2015). A Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Nature. ISBN 9781775841845. 

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